Yes you read this correctly a spiced capsicum martini! If you are a fan of the bloody mary and a salty margarita then this is the cocktail for you!
The capsicum is muddled with lime, tomatoes and chilli to give you a savoury 'salad' juice. A splash of tabasco and some sugar syrup balance everything out into a spicy sweet peppery martini. Oh and some vodka! I had a sample bottle of some smoked vodka...wozza that was amazing! If you can get smoked vodka (Aussies peeps Dan Murphy sell it - no affiliates or anything just where I have found it!) then give it a go in these. But to honest most of the time my good old bottle of stolli works perfectly!
These capsicum martinis are perfect for a cocktail party! A few nibbles and some spicy martinis, come on! That is the makings of a great party! You know I love my sweet martinis! You just have to look at Sprinkles and Sprouts' cocktail collection to see that I make a lot of drinks that tend towards the sweet side. But I also love myself a good savoury cocktail. Start the evening with a savoury cocktail and something cheesy and I am a happy girl.
(The cheesy can be food related like my Rosemary and Pineapple Mozzarella Bites or music related. Sing it loud - Marconi plays the mamba, listen to the radio, don't you remember, we built this city, we built this city on rock an' roll - because nothing says cheese like a bit of Starship! Well maybe a bit of Wham! Or Tiffany! Man I love cheesy music!)
So after that crazy paragraph shall I share something else a little crazy??? These are perfect for brunch!!!! Yup get the girls together, get the brunch vibe going and crack on with a capsicum martini. I am loving it!!! Oooh and you know what this would go perfectly with. Eggs!!!! I wouldn't go with a sweet brunch here I would go along the lines of Egg and smashed avocado or cured salmon, avocado and poached eggs. Or baked eggs!!! I love baked eggs! Must share my recipe for baked eggs with salmon fingers. It is so good and easy to cook for a crowd! But yes, get a brunch party going on!!!!
I also have a cool twists on these for halloween!!!! It involves eye balls?!?!?!!? Not the real kind!!!! Don't panic!!! Check it out here. So with so many options and twists I will leave you with the recipe for this slightly odd but in no way inferior Spiced Capsicum Martini.
If you love this recipe for Spiced Capsicum Martini why not pin it for later.
Come play on Pinterest.
I share a lot of food!!!! And quite a lot of other stuff! Come find me today x
Also find me on:
Facebook | Instagram | Twitter.
Let's share the food love and make the world a tastier place 🙂
Dorothy Dunton says
Hi Claire! Great brunch drink!! I totally agree that this pairs with savory dishes - did you see Nagi's recent post with the salmon appetizers? I think that they would fit in nicely with your theme! How about an all appetizer brunch? 🙂 Good food, good friends and good drinks, it doesn't get any better!
Claire McEwen says
I did see it! I loved it, so much easier than the traditional rolled up salmon rolls!
I am loving the idea of an all appetiser brunch!!! A couple of friends and I are having an all day appetiser session on Melbourne Cup Day (the race that stops the nation!)